Community Calendar

Community Calendar is a free service.  Please submit your events or information in writing to or mail to WBRM, 147 N. Garden Street, Marion, NC 28752.  Please submit your information a week to 10 days ahead of the event. 

The McDowell County Sheriff’s office will hold a rabies clinic for dogs and cats Saturday, November 4th from 8am until noon, in the gravel lot beside Animal Hospital of Marion on U.S. 70 West.  A Rabies shot will cost $10, a parvo-distemper shot will cost $15.  For more information call the Sheriff’s Office at 652-2235.

The McDowell County Board of Commissioners are accepting applications for a vacancy on the Planning Board and vacancies on the Transportation Advisory Board. Applications are available in the Clerk to the Board’s office in County Administration, and also online at Applications must be received by November 7th.


There is assistance available for people with Medicare who have limited incomes and resources. If they qualify, they can receive assistance with premiums, deductibles and co-payments for their prescriptions. If someone has a monthly income below $1,508 as an individual or $2,030 as a married couple living together and assets lower than $13,820 as an individual or $27,600 as a married couple living together, they can visit their local Social Security office, call Social Security toll free at 1-800-772-1213, visit, or request an extra help assistance application by contacting SHIIP.  You may also contact your local SHIIP Coordinating Site McDowell Senior Center 828-659-0821

Rebecca Chaplin, AARP Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach is having a meet and greet at the South Creek Winery, 2240 S. Creek Road, Nebo, Sunday November 5th from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm.  This event is free and open to the public.  RSVP at 877-9226-8300 or online at 

The McDowell County Animal Shelter, Transfer Station, Public Works office and all Convenient Centers will be closed on Friday, November 10th in observance of Veterans Day.  Normal operations resume on Saturday, November 11th

There will be a Red Cross blood drive, Wednesday, October 25th at the Marion Community building from 1:30 pm until 6:30 pm and then on Friday October 27 there is a blood drive at West Marion Elementary, 820 Marlor Road from 8:00 AM until 12:30 pm.  .  Call 1-800-433-2767 or visit